Deployed to the border: A test of conscience for GI’s

Critical legal info for US service members concerned about legality of orders to deploy to the US-Mexico border.

January 2019 Newsletter

PDF updates: Illegal orders at the border, Resistance through dance, Deployed to the border: A test of conscience, The Objector Church.

Troops ordered to engage in illegal law enforcement near US-Mexico border

“Cabinet order” stands in direct violation of federal law assumed to safeguard against martial law.

Why the deployment of active-duty troops to the border is illegal

Decision to send thousands of troops to the US-Mexican border is not just a bald-faced political stunt — it is also illegal.

Open letter to active duty soldiers on the border

Letter and PDF leaflet for distribution to the troops deployed in support of Trump’s war on migrant refugees.

Federal commission on mandatory military service working on report

Bipartisan committee working on question of whether draft registration should be ended, extended to women, or something else.

Trump calls on military to deploy to the southern border

DoD approves military-hosted immigrant concentration camps as non-mil sites fill up. We need to take the administration at its word.

How to Support Reality Winner, Imprisoned Whistleblower

Instructions for writing Reality Leigh Winner, as well as how to contribute to her prison commissary account.

To the troops: Do not collaborate with the illegal immigrant detention camps

Our goal: Raise $20,000 (approx. one penny per military member) for a strategic outreach campaign. Don’t collaborate!

The “Objector Church” and Courage to Resist

We’re excited to announce that Courage to Resist is now a project of the Church of Conscious Objection (CCO), a 501(c)3 charitable org.

Deployed to the border: A test of conscience for GI’s

Deployed to the border: A test of conscience for GI’s

Critical legal info for US service members concerned about legality of orders to deploy to the US-Mexico border. read more

January 2019 Newsletter

January 2019 Newsletter

PDF updates: Illegal orders at the border, Resistance through dance, Deployed to the border: A test of conscience, The Objector Church. read more

Troops ordered to engage in illegal law enforcement near US-Mexico border

Troops ordered to engage in illegal law enforcement near US-Mexico border

“Cabinet order” stands in direct violation of federal law assumed to safeguard against martial law. read more

Why the deployment of active-duty troops to the border is illegal

Why the deployment of active-duty troops to the border is illegal

Decision to send thousands of troops to the US-Mexican border is not just a bald-faced political stunt — it is also illegal. read more

Open letter to active duty soldiers on the border

Open letter to active duty soldiers on the border

Letter and PDF leaflet for distribution to the troops deployed in support of Trump's war on migrant refugees. read more

Federal commission on mandatory military service working on report

Federal commission on mandatory military service working on report

Bipartisan committee working on question of whether draft registration should be ended, extended to women, or something else. read more

Trump calls on military to deploy to the southern border

Trump calls on military to deploy to the southern border

DoD approves military-hosted immigrant concentration camps as non-mil sites fill up. We need to take the administration at its word. read more

Nov. 5 event: Trump orders military to southern border and military law presentation

Nov. 5 event: Trump orders military to southern border and military law presentation

“Military ordered to host immigrant camps” discussion; Military law presentation by James Branum, Oakland CA. read more

Image“Courage To Resist accomplishes one part of this program of resistance by speaking for and defending the brave souls in the military who do not wish to be part of the perfidy of this administration. It behooves us to do all we can to support Courage To Resist with money and with spine.”

-Edward Asner, actor & activist

Supporting the Troops Who Refuse to Fight

We’re a group of concerned community members, veterans and military families who support military objectors to illegal war and occupation and the policies of empire. Our People Power strategy weakens the pillars that maintain war and occupation in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere by supporting GI resistance, counter-recruitment and draft resistance, which cuts off the supply of troops. We are autonomous from and independent of any political organization or party.

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-Rainey Reitman, Internet privacy advocate & Chelsea Manning Support Network co-founder

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An appeal to support the resistance!

With your help, Courage to Resist will continue to support the troops who refuse to fight. Meanwhile, we’ll be look for ways to expand our mission in order to defend military and government whistle-blowers and conscientious truth-tellers.

Support Chelsea Manning’s petition to reduce sentence

Chelsea Manning, who confessed to disclosing archives of secret diplomatic and military documents to WikiLeaks in 2010 and has been incarcerated longer than any other convicted leaker in American history.

Chelsea Manning again thrown in solitary

After a 5-day hunger strike last month, the US Army finally agreed to provide her with gender reassignment surgery and the health care that she needs.

October 2016 GI resistance newsletter

Also included was our fundraising appeal, on behalf of Chelsea Manning, as well as other war objectors. That’s also available here (PDF).

Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike after

After she receives written notification of her solitary confinement sentence, Chelsea has 15 days to appeal the disciplinary board’s decision.

Interview with drone tech Cian Westmoreland

“If it failed, we were told that people on our side would potentially die. But I knew that if it stayed up, people on the Afghan side would die.” Interview by Bob Meola, Courage to Resist

This Memorial Day, Support GI Rights

The U.S. has never ended the war taxes, left war footing, or ceased empire building. Some 50,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Germany to this day.

Join us for Chelsea Manning in SF Pride 2016

On Sunday, June 26, 2016, march with us again to support Chelsea Manning in the SF Pride Parade! March for our heroic WikiLeaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning and show your support for Chelsea, whistle-blowers, and government transparency. TBA meet up time (currently...

What it’s like to be on the ‘Kill List’

I'm on the Kill List. This is what is feels like to be hunted by drones. By Malik Jalal. Read his article at the Independent "The third drone strike came on 6 October 2010. My friend Salim Khan invited me to dinner. I used my phone to call Salim to announce my...

An appeal to support the resistance!

With your help, Courage to Resist will continue to support the troops who refuse to fight. Meanwhile, we’ll be look for ways to expand our mission in order to defend military and government whistle-blowers and conscientious truth-tellers.

Support Chelsea Manning’s petition to reduce sentence

Chelsea Manning, who confessed to disclosing archives of secret diplomatic and military documents to WikiLeaks in 2010 and has been incarcerated longer than any other convicted leaker in American history.

Chelsea Manning again thrown in solitary

After a 5-day hunger strike last month, the US Army finally agreed to provide her with gender reassignment surgery and the health care that she needs.

October 2016 GI resistance newsletter

Also included was our fundraising appeal, on behalf of Chelsea Manning, as well as other war objectors. That’s also available here (PDF).

Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike after

After she receives written notification of her solitary confinement sentence, Chelsea has 15 days to appeal the disciplinary board’s decision.

Interview with drone tech Cian Westmoreland

“If it failed, we were told that people on our side would potentially die. But I knew that if it stayed up, people on the Afghan side would die.” Interview by Bob Meola, Courage to Resist

This Memorial Day, Support GI Rights

The U.S. has never ended the war taxes, left war footing, or ceased empire building. Some 50,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Germany to this day.

Join us for Chelsea Manning in SF Pride 2016

On Sunday, June 26, 2016, march with us again to support Chelsea Manning in the SF Pride Parade! March for our heroic WikiLeaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning and show your support for Chelsea, whistle-blowers, and government transparency. TBA meet up time (currently...

What it’s like to be on the ‘Kill List’

I'm on the Kill List. This is what is feels like to be hunted by drones. By Malik Jalal. Read his article at the Independent "The third drone strike came on 6 October 2010. My friend Salim Khan invited me to dinner. I used my phone to call Salim to announce my...

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